Richard C. Maxwell III, an attorney with Woods Rogers PLC, has been named a fellow of the American College of Bankruptcy.

Maxwell is one of 39 nominees around the nation honored and recognized for their professional excellence and exceptional contributions to the fields of bankruptcy and insolvency.

The American College of Bankruptcy is an honorary professional and educational association of bankruptcy and insolvency professionals. Criteria for selection include the highest standard of professionalism, ethics, character, integrity, professional expertise, and leadership contributing to the enhancement of bankruptcy and insolvency law and practice, sustained evidence of scholarship, teaching, lecturing or writing on bankruptcy or insolvency, and a commitment to elevate knowledge and understanding of the profession and public respect for the practice.

Maxwell heads the firm’s Bankruptcy & Creditor’s Rights group, focusing on bankruptcy and creditors’ rights, commercial law and equine law.

“It’s an honor to be among leading attorneys from throughout the nation invited to join this esteemed group,” Maxwell said.

He is a former director and Chairman of the Bankruptcy Section of the Virginia State Bar. He was chairman of the Advanced Consumer Bankruptcy Law Conference and serves on the planning committee for the Mid-Atlantic Institute on Bankruptcy and Reorganization Practice.  He edits and writes about enforcement of liens and judgments published by the Virginia Law Foundation.

Maxwell received a bachelor’s degree from Lafayette College, a master’s of business administration degree from Eastern Michigan University and a law degree, cum laude, from the University of Richmond.